Passed | | Drama, Romance
A widowed matriarch reminisces about her family fortunes, including her romance with a financier/mine owner.
Release prints of the film in Europe included characters not in the American version. Hugo Haas, playing a Balkan king, replaced Cecil Kellaway as "Edward, Prince of Wales" and Tala Birell, who plays "Lady Norah Ebbsworth", appeared as a countess in the European version.
Well, what do you think of us? We're quite a family, don't you think? This is my wife Helen and my son Jack.
Helen Stilham: Merry Christmas.
Amory Stilham: Well, you'll have to go some to catch up with us. We've been married 23 years now and no regrets, have we darling?
Helen Stilham: It's a ...
During a closeup of Maitre D, in the scene where newlywed Mr. and Mrs. Parkington arrive at the hotel in New York, the chambermaid with the bed warmer is seen exiting the room behind the welcoming Maitre D. In the next shot the maid is once again leaving the room.
In the European released version, Cecil Kellaway was replaced by 'Hugo Haas' and the role was changed to "Balkan King." Also, Tala Birell's character was changed to simply "Countess" instead of "Lady Norah Ebbsworth." Three actors in casting call lists but who were not in the U.S. print (Ann Codee, George Davis and Frank Reicher may also have been in this version (see the trivia section.)